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I would like to personally invite you and your team(s) to participate in the 23rd annual Texas Lightning Showcase/Youth Cup 2019.

Look forward to seeing you,

Vic Brown, Director of Coaching,

Texas Lightning Soccer Club & Academy

TEXAS LIGHTNING YOUTH CUP 2019

DATE: April 19 & 20, 2019

LOCATION: Youth Cup games will be played at the Cleburne Soccer Complex

PARTICIPATION:  

               Prelim    Championship     Ball Size                Format                                Roster Size

8U          4x8         4x8                        #3 Ball                   4v4 No GK                           max roster 8

9U          2x25       2x25                      #4 Ball                   9v9 including GK                max roster 16

10U        2x25       2x25                      #4 Ball                   9v9 including GK                max roster 16

Academy Tournament Roster required, signed & dated by your Registrar

Each 8U must have 3 players to begin and continue the game. Each 9Uor 10U teams have 9 players on the field to begin and 7 to continue the game.  No Guest Players for 8U through 10U.  Roster frozen at onset of tournament.  Players may only play on one team in the Tournament

 

Prelim    Championship     Ball Size/Format                Roster Size

11U                       2x25       2x30                      #4           9v9                        max roster 16, up to 5 guest players

               NO HEADING ALLOWED IN 11U AND YOUNGER AGE GROUPS

12U                       2x25       2x30                      #4           9v9                        max roster 16, up to 5 guest players

13U/14U              2x30       2x35                      #5           11v11                   max roster 18, up to 5 guest players

 

TEXAS LIGHTNING SHOWCASE 2019

 

DATE: April 20 & 21, 2019

LOCATION: Harold Patterson Sports Complex – Arlington, Tx

   Teams will play:

∙ 15U/16U         2X35     #5 11v11 – 5 min. halftime     Max Roster 22 – w/5 Guest Players   

∙ 17U/19U         2X40     #5 11v11 – 5 min. halftime     Max Roster 22 – w/5 Guest Players

Each team must have 7 players on the field to begin and continue the game.  Roster frozen at onset of tournament. Players may only play on one team in the Tournament, managers will need Medical Releases on the sideline (does not need to be Notarized)

Guest Players: 5 guest players will be allowed per team.

Club Pass Players are allowed:  Club Pass Players do not count as Guest Players.

Club Pass Players must be from the same Club. 

Each Showcase team will play a minimum of 3 games.

 

Showcase/Youth Cup

 

APPLICATION:

Must be made on-line at www.texaslightning.org Any SPECIAL REQUESTS MUST BE INCLUDED ON APPLICATION.

FEE:

8U Boys & Girls Academy Teams - $325

9U/10U Boys & Girls Academy Teams - $595

11U/12U Boys & Girls Competitive Teams - $595

13U/14U Boys & Girls Competitive Teams - $695

15U/19U Boys & Girls Competitive Teams - $895

 

DEADLINE:

March 19th, for application – must be made on-line at www.texaslightning.org.  May be extended if necessary in some age groups.

 

At last year’s Showcase/Youth Cup, we maxed out with over 270 teams and over 70 teams on the Wait List.  We had over 140 College Coaches in attendance.  Don’t wait to apply!

 

Teams that have entered a credit card #, eCheck # or mailed a check before the deadline of March 19th will be Accepted first.  If no payment is indicated, a team will be placed on the “WAIT LIST” and will be accepted by date of application if there is room in an age group and payment is updated on the application or mailed.

 

CHECK-IN:

On line check in –upload official roster and guest player releases, permission to travel if applicable, into your Tournament application in gotsoccer by April 14th.

A GOTSOCCER CHECK- IN LIST IS NOT AN OFFICAL ROSTER.  WE REQUIRE AN OFFICIAL ROSTER SUCH AS A STATE ROSTER OR ACADEMY ROSTER OR US CLUB ROSTER.

                                            

8u thru 10U Academy Teams – MUST have an Academy Tournament Roster, signed and dated by your Home Association Registrar.  Do not upload a Game Day Roster, it will not work for this tournament.  No Guest Players.  US Club Teams will need US Club Roster. 

 

11U – 19U – upload a copy of Official State Roster or US Club Roster, (not a gotsoccer check in list, that is NOT what we are requiring) Traveling Papers, if applicable. Guest Players – must have a Guest Player Release, signed and dated by the releasing and receiving coaches and must have Player ID # included on release. 

 

The Final Schedule, Copy of the Rules and Game Score Cards can be found on our web site.  Game Score Cards (PLEASE PRINT ONE 8 ½ X 11 SHEET) should be signed by the referee and brought to the Tournament Headquarters, the Pavilion AT Harold Patterson, Tent in Cleburne following each game, win or lose.  Scores will be posted on the Tournament web site.

 

YOUTH CUP AWARDS - given in each age group to Champions and Finalists, (1st & 2nd place).  Both Champions and Finalists teams, coaches and parents should come to the Pavilion if playing at Harold Patterson, or the Tent if playing in Cleburne, following the final game for the award presentation.

SHOWCASE – no awards given

NOTIFICATION:

Accepted Teams and Schedules will be posted on the web site: www.texaslightning.org as soon as possible after the deadline.  There will be no refunds for teams that withdraw after the schedule is posted.  Teams not accepted will receive a full refund. 

IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO PARTICIPATE AFTER YOU HAVE MADE AN APPLICATION, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR IMMEDIATELY at klbrown777@aol.com.

FAILURE TO REMIT THE ENTRY FEE DOES NOT SERVE AS NOTIFICATION THAT A TEAM WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING; YOU MUST CONTACT THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, BEFORE SCHEDULES ARE POSTED OR TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT, SHOULD YOU DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE!  2019 Texas Lightning Showcase/Youth Cup  Rules state: “Any team that withdraws from a tournament less than two (2) weeks from the start of the tournament or after the publication of the schedule, whichever comes first, or does not complete all required scheduled games, may not be allowed to enter any sanctioned tournaments until said team appears before the NTSSA Cup and Games Committee for a hearing explaining their actions and will forfeit their entry fee and performance bond, if one has been posted.

 

 

REFEREE:

When available, all games will use a 3 person referee system with all referees being USSF certified.

 

For more information or questions regarding the tournament, please visit our web site and check FAQ or contact Kathy Brown, Tournament Director at klbrown777@aol.com

 

Texas Lightning requests that teams choose lodging through our Travel Coordinator Babette Haddox.  Please contact her at eventconnections@roadrunner.com or toll free at 1.866.281.5550

 

Please send you entry fee to:

 

Texas Lightning Soccer Club

c/o Kathy Brown

342 Rolling Oaks Ridge

Cedar Hill, TX  75104

 

*** This is an UNRESTRICTED TOURNAMENT.  

 

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This year, 2019, marks the 23rd Annual Texas Lightning Showcase/Youth Cup.  We have had participation from many teams/clubs from around the United States and Mexico over the years.Last year, we had over 270 teams participate in our event.

 

The following is a list of some of the Clubs that have participated:

 

AC Milan – NTX

Dynamos, STX

Lions FC, STX

RRSA Crossfire, LA

Academia Luis Alvarez, MX

D’Feeters, NTX

Liverpool FC, NTX

Saints ASC - NTX

Aces United – STX

Eclipse – STX

Lonestar SC, STX

Rise Soccer Club – TX

San Angelo FC - NTX

Albion Hurricanes, STX

Edmond OFC, OK

Mana, MX

SBI Houston Santos - STX

Amarillo Lightning SC, WTX

EPCSL Barcelona – STX

McKinney FC – NTX

Shreveport United, LA

Americas FC – NTX

FC Dallas, NTX

Memphis FC, TN

SLSC Cosmos, OK

Andromeda, NTX

FC Force ESS - NTX

Mutiny FC – NTX

Sockers FC, IL

Arsenal SC, NTX

FC Premier - NTX

Nava United SA – NTX

Solar, NTX

ASG, NTX

FC Roar – KS

Norman YSA, OK

Sparta FC - NTX

Athletico Espanol – NTX

FC Warryors – NTX

Northern SC Strikers, NM

Statik - NTX

AYSES, NTX

Fever United – NTX

NTX Celtic FC - NTX

Sting SC - STX

Barcelona – NTX

Fort Worth FC, NTX

NTX ODP - NTX

Sting SC, NTX

Baton Rouge SC, LA

High Plains Drifters, WTX

NYSA Celtic, OK

Texans SC, STX

Cajun SC, LA

Houston Express – STX

Odyssey SC - NTX

Texas Blast FC - NTX

CCSAI Juventud – NTX

Houston Texans, STX

Oklahoma Celtic, OK

Texas Extreme FC - NTX

CDDA Cop – NTX

Houstonians, ST

Phoenix SC, AZ

Texas Lightning SC, NTX

Challenge SC, STX

Impact FC, NTX

Premier Soccer SA - STX

Texas Spirit, NTX

Clearwater Chargers, FL

Infinity FC - NTX

Prodigy United, KS

Texas Spurs FC - NTX

Club Leon FC – NTX

JC United, MO

Pursuit, STX

Tigres Academy, STX

Colorado Rush, CO

Kansas City Legends, KS

Real GP - NTX

Topeka Select SC, KS

Dallas Kicks – NTX

Kernow Storm FC – NTX

Real Madrid AC, NTX

Tulsa Nationals, OK

Dallas Rush FC – NTX

Klein SC – STX

Revolution FC - NTX

Tuscon Blitz United, OK

Dallas Texans, NTX

KSA - STX

RGV FC Academy - STX

West Houston Elite - STX

DI Stars FC – NTX

La Paz Sporting – NTX

Rio SC Revolution, NM

West Side Alliance, OK

Dynamos FC - NTX

Leon FC - NTX

Rio Vista FC, NM

Wizards FC – NTX

     

WS Huskies SA – STX